So with the summer finally upon us; (well, between the grey clouds) it’s that time of year where we all venture to various beaches around the UK in search of the perfect day by the sea. Apart from the usual chilling and swimming, there is a new craze hitting the beaches, and its beach art.
We aren’t talking the classic bucket sand castle; we are talking life size cars, giant heads and many more crazy designs, all made out of sand! With this new trend, I’ve decided to share where this is happening and how you can get yourself involved.
It’s worth noting that this is only available at two main locations this year, but there are many pop up artists who randomly appear around the country, kind of like Where’s Wally but with sand art!
Weston – Super – Mare Sand Sculpture Festival (Runs from now until 27th September 2015)
This beautiful location has something to shout about this year, with all angles being covered by 15 world-class sculptures being let loose with a lot of sand. This year is especially exciting for them as it’s their 10th birthday, with sculptures mirroring famous designs from the past 10 years at the location. I’ve just found that Davey Jones made an appearance in their 2013 Hollywood themed gallery, with the picture just being a sneaky taster of the talents their team have.
Opening Times: Open daily from 10am – 5pm
Sandworld in Weymouth, Dorset (runs from now until 1st November 2015)
This beautiful location was dreamt up by two local business men who wanted to inspire people to go crazy with their own sand sculptures, and they did just that! With the site regularly inviting world-class sculptures to create the larger displays, it doesn’t just stop there. They hold regular sculpting competitions for children too, so it’s the perfect way to spend a family afternoon out this holiday season.
The sample picture shows Hogwarts castle stolen from Harry Potter himself, and judging by this, the rest of the exhibit would be even more magical!
Opening Times: Open daily between 10:30am and 4:30pm but they do stay open later sometimes, so it’s worth phoning ahead if you are planning a late visit!
(Source: Sandworld Weymouth)